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Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by viccortes285, Apr 15, 2018.
Modern, because I'm not stingy: a saddle for each string!
I like the 3 barrel compensated. I have a through and top loader. I really don’t hear a difference. I just finished my first Partscaster and made it top load. Someday I’ll make it through body.... maybe not.
I like the Vintage compensated model on the American Professional Telecaster. So far, so good... it intonates almost perfectly.
Is this a trick question?
Vintage of course. They are simple, work and look like a tele bridge should.
Vintage because I like the way the edges feel on the tray. Modern bridges makes it straty, and I'm no Strat fan.
Vintage with compensated brass saddles.
I ve had vintage bridge that I changed to modern and I was shocked how guitar changed character bad wise ... my vintage bridge was mexican made FENDER bridge with coated brass saddles - The modern one was gotoh thick plate ...I immediatelly sold Gotoh and got back to Mex Fender thin plate bridge and I am back into tele heaven !!
I also have one of the original 67 tele bridge it's steel, not brass like the ones
Fender makes now but you could get them made in steel it add's to the twang!
AGREED! I like the look and feel of a three saddle bridge. Also the way that you can put a cover over it is a plus in my book. I'm a purist for the most part. I only build custom for others usually. Sometimes I'll break away from the usual, but that's when I go totally custom - not simply change one, or two things.
I choose vintage over modern all day long, and not just telecasters.
For some reason on Teles I prefer Vintage.
I have always preferred 3 brass saddles. Doesn't matter to me if they are newer ones or old ones.
I’m still a vintage 3 saddle fan...
I like the little hand rest on vintage style bridges.
I also really like the small cover Fender is shipping with the new American Professional telecasters. It’s a great little palm rest and doesn’t get in the way when you want to pick close to the saddles.
I've got a 6 saddle top loader on a Franken-Tele with Grover tuners, raised high for playing slide (.036/.020/.020's on G/B/E strings), had it 18 years and is one of those axes I will never get rid of. It smokes.
Been fixing a friend's 60 Anniversary American Tele, strung through & 3 saddle chrome bridge, it's good but his daughter never took care of it & effing frets are sticking out the side, a shame.
I've played both kinds and liked them...though I prefer the aesthetics of the vintage-style bridge.
Faves so far:
I do have a .048 cold-rolled steel plate from Advanced Plating in Nashville I'm planning to put on a refin tele soon...on recommendation from @roknfnrol.
How can that be? If a string of a given weight is tuned to a certain pitch, the tension will be the same regardless of the break angle at the saddle... it has to be, surely? Happy to be educated.
The tension of the string itself is the same (certain weight of string, certain state of tune), but the downward pressure on the bridge saddle (or nut) certainly varies, often considerably, with the angle.
Vintage style threaded, or barrel, but not brass.